What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

June 09, 2017

Maybe you’ve been told about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are acquainted with the model of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Excelsior Springs. We’re here to help you recognize what an air handler is and if one would help you in your home.

An air handler is the interior unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Basically, an air handler does what its title says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other mechanisms. When the weather is hot, the air handler circulates air through your home, which helps maintain adequate comfort levels in your home. Some types of air handlers even use heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A properly maintained and operating air handler can help decrease utility bills and a provide a longer lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the mean by which they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Colvin's Heating and Cooling today at 816-379-3918. We can help you decide if you’d be better assisted by a more efficient air handler and show you our many options.